8 Affordable Makeup Products That Can Last Through the Sweatiest Festival Weekend
Picture this: you're under the warm sun, cold drink in hand, vibing to your favorite music artist at a festival weekend you won't forget. When you're in this moment, the last thing you probably want to think about is what your makeup looks like. The ironic part is that most music festivals take place in the desert, under the blazing sun so your makeup is likely smudging and melting off as you dance (and sweat) your heart out.
While festivals are typically music first, the outfits, makeup, and hair follow as a close second with all the photo ops and social posts that take place throughout the weekend. We understand that you don't want to be touching up your makeup every hour, but we also understand that you still want to look (and feel) good.
There is a time and a place for sweatproof, smudge-resistant makeup and festival season is certainly that time. In an effort to help you look your best while you live your best life, here's a list of the top L'Oréal Paris makeup picks that can last through the sweatiest festival weekend. The best part — it's all from the drugstore so you can save your money to spend on that overpriced margarita you'll be sipping on during your favorite artist's set.
Designer: Juliana Campisi
L'Oréal Paris Prime Lab Up to 24H Matte Setter
If you don't typically prime, now is the time to start. Seriously, if you want your makeup to last, primer is going to be your secret weapon because it can address specific skin issues while extending your makeup wear. This one reduces excess shine and manages oils while boosting your makeup wear for up to 24 hours. A matte primer is a solid choice for a festival weekend, but if excess oil isn't a concern of yours, try the redness eraser, pore minimizer, or dullness reducer from the Prime Lab line.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder
A long-wearing foundation is a must for a music festival because it's going to determine how long the rest of your makeup lasts. This powder foundation is just the type of complexion product we would reach for because it lasts for up to 24 hours with sweatproof, waterproof, heatproof, and transfer-resistant wear. This means a day of dancing and singing in 100-degree weather is just another day's work for the sturdy formula. The matte finish has a light blurring effect and melts into the skin to deliver flawless, natural-looking coverage. Plus, this powder foundation comes in a petite compact with a sponge so you do have the option to toss it in your purse for touch-ups if you'd like.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer
A little bronzer goes a long way for adding sun-kissed-looking color or dimension to your makeup look. To complement your long-wearing powder foundation, this bronzing powder includes the same waterproof, sweatproof, and transfer-proof formula.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer up to 24H Full Coverage
During a festival weekend where sleep is minimal, a good concealer that can hide all traces of dark circles is a hero. This full-coverage formula has a long-wearing, matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours. Grab a shade that matches your skin tone for more coverage, go two shades lighter to highlight, or go two shades darker to contour.
L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Waterproof Mascara
If you don't wear waterproof mascara, you may want to make an exception for a music festival because raccoon eyes can squash a picture-perfect moment very quickly. This viral mascara has a long-wearing, waterproof formula that can withstand hot temperatures, harsh desert dust, and (tear-inducing) winds. Made to lift and lengthen the lashes, the innovative wand coats the lashes, adding length and volume, while the double-hook bristles separate and define the lashes so there are no clumps.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner
If you don't feel like yourself without a wing in the outer corners of your eyes, then a long-wearing liquid eyeliner is a must for your festival weekend packing list. This one lasts for up to 30 hours with a waterproof, transfer-resistant finish, and comes equipped with a precise felt tip that's just right for crafting razor-sharp feline flicks. Since a music festival is the time to go experimental and bold with your makeup, switch out your go-to black liner for a fun shade like blue.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner
This gel eyeliner lasts until you wash it off thanks to the waterproof, transfer-proof, and smudge-resistant formula that stays put for up to 36 hours. The silky gel color glides across the lids and the built-in smudger comes in handy for creating dramatic eye looks. A festival weekend isn't the time to pack your entire makeup collection, so rest easy knowing that you can create a stunning smoky eye using only this eyeliner.
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick
Matte lipstick is the way to go when you want a long-wearing lippie because it lasts much longer than its satin or glossy counterparts. This one in particular wears for 16 hours without budging or feathering. It provides highly-pigmented, velvety color with a hyaluronic acid-infused finish that eliminates the dry, crackly feel that matte lipstick can sometimes have. The desert air may be dry but who says your lips have to be, too?